Health, Children & Youth Care - Incorporating

Non Profit Organisation: 061 527 • Tax Exemption No: 18/11/13/2496

Welcome to Carryou Ministry, a registered non-profit organisation (NPO 011 965) that cares for orphans and vulnerable children in Randfontein (Gauteng, South Africa) as well as in surrounding rural areas.

It all started in 2000 when the Randfontein Anglican Church, St. John the Divine, asked Pam Jamison member of the congregation and a nursing sister, to attend an AIDS ‘trainer of trainers’ course. This was because increasing numbers of people were turning to the church for assistance in dealing with the trauma of HIV and AIDS.

Pam completed the course and soon began to care for patients in Toekomsrus, a township bordering Randfontein. Word quickly spread however, and she was asked to train others so they too, could care for the sick. And it wasn’t long before care-givers in other townships and rural areas got to hear of Pam’s training and came flocking to her for help and so, Carryou Ministry was born.

“It just grew,” says Pam. “Carryou Ministry started off being involved in home-based care for the sick and elderly, as well as people affected by HIV/AIDS, but as a result of the devastating disease our biggest challenge now, is caring for the children left behind.”

Unfortunately Carryou Ministry is no longer in a position to offer health services to HIV/Aids patients, but continues to feed vulnerable children and their families in various Elandsvlei informal settlements and Toekomsrus and surrounding areas, as well as provide essential services.

In 2014 Carryou Ministry was given a ten-year lease on a small holding at Vleikop on the outskirts of Randfontein. The first and main goal for the Agricultural Project is to provide healthy and organic sustenance for the Orphans and vulnerable children that Carryou supports, as well as sustaining the farmer, his family and workers.

30th September 2021

INSPIRED

Carryou Ministry’s work is inspired by the Bible reading from Matthew 25:35.

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick, and you looked after me.”

“We started this ministry in with no resources – just sick people and a strong faith,” says Pam. “We prayed to God to lead us according to His purposes, which He always has done. The name Carryou can be found in Isaiah 46:4, where God says: ‘I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.’

And God has been true to his promise.